It’s an enormous thrill to be able to read books before they hit the shelves. And, let’s face it, it’s why many Penguin Books Australia staffers are in the publishing business to begin with. Words spread pretty fast around here, so every month we whip around the offices to ask what everyone is reading. These are some of our current favourites.
Could psychedelic drugs change our worldview? One of America's most revered writers takes us on a mind-altering journey to the frontiers of human consciousness.
The New York Times bestselling debut novel from the prize-winning prodigy
Research professor and TED talk phenomenon Dr Brené Brown reveals how to choose courage over comfort, so we can step up, make a difference and dare to lead.
The new novel from the best-selling author of The Bastard of Istanbul.
The first volume in the widely acclaimed and much-loved series
From bitter poverty to the stardom of the West - this is the extraordinary true story of one boy's great courage and determination.
Set in a world of subterfuge, treachery and the poisoner's art, this bold and exciting epic fantasy debut introduces a remarkable new talent to the genre and is a must-read for fans, from Joe Abercrombie and Terry Brooks to Robin Hobb and Scott Lynch . . .
WINNER OF THE 2019 WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION. THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER! OPRAH’S BOOK CLUB 2018 SELECTION 'Haunting . . . Beautifully written' The New York Times Book Review 'Compelling' The Washington Post 'Epic . . . Transcendent . . . Triumphant' Elle
The definitive, dramatic untold story of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant disaster, based on original reporting and new archival research.
A little book of the history-making, ground-breaking speeches by an extraordinary young woman who has taken the world by storm.
They’re back! A selection of your favourite titles from the bestselling Aussie Nibbles series, returning by popular demand with a fresh new look as Puffin Nibbles. Loved by kids, parents and teachers, these engaging stories are ready to delight a whole new audience of emerging independent readers aged 6–8 years.
Chief Jim Hopper reveals long-awaited secrets to Eleven about his old life as a police detective in New York City, confronting his past before the events of the hit show Stranger Things.
Soon to be a major TV series on Channel 4 and Hulu, starring George Clooney and Hugh Laurie
A brilliantly true and incredibly funny new screenplay from Oscar-nominated script writer and one of UK's most beloved novelists.
A rifle-shot of a novel – crisp, fast, shocking – The Shepherd’s Hut is an urgent masterpiece about solitude, unlikely friendship, and the raw business of survival.
130 brilliantly simple, brand-new recipes from the bestselling author of Plenty, Plenty More, Jerusalem and Ottolenghi: The Cookbook.
The classic, bestselling dark and hilarious take on mankind's final judgement by two genre giants reached the small screen this spring in the Amazon Prime Original / BBC TV production - written by Neil Gaiman and with a brilliant all-star cast!
Marian Keyes meets Love Actually in this fresh, funny and gloriously romantic Australian novel that has sold all around the world.
Get ready for a whole new look into Jeff Kinney’s Diary of a Wimpy Kid! Introducing the newest Wimpy Kid author—Rowley Jefferson!
The inside account of the breathtaking rescue that captured the world.
Get ready for superheroes, supervillains and super-hilarious adventures in this brand new series about four young sidekicks, from a New York Times bestselling Australian author!
In this electrifying sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale, Margaret Atwood answers the question that has tantalised readers for decades: What happened to Offred?
The Ukrainian town that became emblematic of humanity’s worst collective nightmares.
Books to celebrate nature's wonders and put the spotlight on how we can reduce our environmental impact.
Celebrate 65,000 years of history, and come together in the spirit of harmony and healing.
Unlock empathy and reset your perspective with these heartbreaking, courageous, uplifting journeys.